Wednesday, February 25, 2009

some things

This is gonna be fast and random because I am about to run out the door to work. So a bulleted list of items in no special order.

  • I heart internet frends! One of my blogging buddies (she knows who she is) offered to send me a new book that I was envying and that she had already read...and then she tossed in like 7 more books in the envelope! zomg, I am salivating over all the house of reading fun ahead. mwah to friends!
  • As I mentioned elsewhere, I am off to Africa in less than 2 weeks for a 10 day trip with a group. I'm the leader of said group, so that's a little scary in terms of being organized and responsible for so many. But I can't wait to go back and see my old haunts, speak the language and show off the fabulous culture.
  • One of my personal hopes for said trip is to see if I can snag some good ethnic printed cloth for use in the wedding. We shall see.
  • I have a 12 page midterm to write for one of my classes. Glurg.
  • My other MBA class is interesting and I'm enjoying it but we have to produce and present a case study every single week with a group. Needless to say, it is taking a LOT of my time (witness the blog...or lack thereof)
  • Work is busy busy and not only do I have to catch up on things but try to get ahead so that the week I'm in Africa is not total chaos. Not exactly sure how this is going to happen, so it is stressing me out.
  • Last night I was trying to throw together some sort of Mexican dish and during the onion saute, I sprinkled what I thought was chili powder only to find out it was ground cloves. This led to a rethink of the dish and I added coriander and curry powder in an attempt to rescue it. The result was edible but weird. Note to self, pay attention with the spices!
  • I still love my apartment.
  • I have been made aware that my blog is suffering from a shortage of Richard Armitage pictures. The sitution shall be rectified upon my return from my trip. Robin Hood Season 2 is available on netflix and waiting in my queue. woot!
  • President Obama's speech last night was totally full of win. DF and I were watching and cheering and discussing the whole way through. Worth every long moment I spent working on the campaign last fall.
  • Oh and I hope I get to see this man and his band play while I'm in Africa. Sooooo gooooood! (and um, he's a nice singer too)

Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

final verdict. win!

So after receiving my dress in the mail on Monday, I was dying to try it on and see how much altering it would need. As luck would have it, my cousin called me at work yesterday to say she was in town and would I like to do lunch? I told her about how the dress had just got here and she was all like, zomg, let's go to your house and try it on! So we did. *g*


It. Fits. Like. A. Glove.

All I need is the train/pick-up thingie.

zomg, it fits! hahahahaha. Ok, I just had to share because that's almost creepy.

In other news, I am blogging over at the DIK blog today. Come and check out a hot Sean Bean as Napoleanic War hero Sharpe!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The dress arrives!

K, so you may recall my post about trying on a 100 or so wedding dresses. After much review of the photos and advice-getting from friends (including some of you!), my mom, my fiance, co-workers, etc. I decided that I was quite partial to one of them.

My cousin who went on the dress expedition with me and who is going to be my best woman (maid of honor, whatever) is also getting married this year and was ALL OVER tracking down my dress for me. She found the exact same style and designer...THE dress...being sold on ebay for like half of what it would cost at a boutique. So after hemming and hawing and soul-searching, I finally took the plunge and bought it. And it arrived today! Here it is nestling in the box.

And as much as I want to try it on, I think I'm gonna wait until either DF or my cousin are here and can help me with it. I'm too scared to screw it up or to get it dirty or rip something while trying to get it over my head or something. heh. So for now it is hanging in the spare room closet.

yay! Now I just have to take it in to the local bridal place and they will do any alterations I need. I'm quite amused by the way our engagement and wedding plans have been done on the cheap and online. Ring, dress...all those pricey things. I am so NOT embarrassed to admit it either. It's a new world and why should I pay more than I have to?

Monday, February 9, 2009

MLM - Gobsmacked!

The past few weeks have seen me slide into more and more blog neglect as work and school obligations intensify. I feel guilty and keep thinking I ought to post more but then I open up the blank page and get writers block. Sux. But here's something very noteworthy which is not only easy to blog about but FUN!

As you may or may not know, my pal lisabea has been busy scribbling great m/m stories in addition to maintaining her outrageously entertaining blog Nose In A Book. And just last week her first story was released!

First of all, check out the cover...

Tasty, no? Makes you wanna see more. Here's a brief synopsis...

No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Mild mannered Mark Meehan’s good judgment flies out the window when he finds his lover banging another man. Things go from bad to worse as Mark’s crazy revenge scheme uncovers shocking secrets—sending him straight into the arms of hunky lawman and old friend, Tony Gervase, a man of limited patience and secrets of his own.

Hunky lawmen? Crazy revenge and no more Mr. Nice Guy? Oh yeah, I'm so there. Without giving away the whole plot, let me just assure you that there is gonna be witty fun and hawt smex all rolled up into one tasty treat of a story. You know you wanna read it. So surf your way on over to Aspen Press and get your copy today.

Happy ManLove Monday and Congratulations ms. bea!!!